Thanks to sky-high attractions like the High Roller and Stratosphere Tower, visitors to Las Vegas have often enjoyed spectacular views of the Strip. But they've never been able to fly through it before.
That's about to change courtesy of Caesars Entertainment Corp., which recently began construction on Fly LINQ, which will be the first and only zipline attraction on the Las Vegas Strip when it opens later this year at The LINQ Promenade -- the open-air shopping, dining, and entertainment district at Caesars Entertainment's The LINQ Hotel & Casino
"Fly LINQ will further establish The LINQ Promenade as a must-visit destination, particularly for distinctive Las Vegas entertainment experiences," Caesars Entertainment Corp. President of Hospitality Bob Morse said last fall, upon announcing Fly LINQ. "This new experience will join The LINQ Promenade's growing number of thrilling and memorable entertainment, dining, and retail options."
Work on Fly LINQ commenced this spring. When it's complete, guests will begin their experience by taking a glass elevator from the Vortex at The LINQ Hotel & Casino to the top of a 122-foot-tall launch tower, enjoying views of the Strip during their ascent. From there, they'll stand in line and get fitted for flight gear. Finally, they'll choose one of two positions -- seated or "Superman" -- and sail at 35 miles per hour 1,080 feet above The LINQ Promenade toward the base of the High Roller observation wheel, where they'll disembark and have the option of posing for an individual or group photo.
The attraction will feature 10 side-by-side zip lines and two automated gear retrieval lines that will make it easy to send riders' flight gear back to the launch tower.
Said Joey Paulos, principal and managing member of Xventure, which is developing the attraction with Caesars Entertainment, "Xventure is thrilled to work with Caesars Entertainment to give thrill seekers an adrenaline-packed experience in the center of the Las Vegas Strip."